May 23, 2004
Reviewed By SCM Staff
Price as Tested $64,665
Likes

Great sounding V8, and with 302 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque there’s never a shortage of power; easier to get in and out of than a true sports car; beautiful colors are an interior decorator’s dream; convenient keyless ignition.

Dislikes

The big and tall may not fit well, even in the front; back seats have limited use beyond carrying packages; just one tiny, flimsy cup holder; aggravating keyless ignition warning display is the seat-belt buzzer of the 21st century.

Verdict

With the V8, the CLK cab is something of a mini, soft-top SL, but without as much visual panache or prestige. I liked the car, but the price makes you stop and think—$65K for what is essentially a two-seater? Of course, the back seat area comes in handy when you’re doing really serious shopping, and that’s worth something, isn’t it.

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
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